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Things To Do in Bakersfield, CA

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Break free from the routine by exploring all the wonderful, fun-filled things to do in the area! We have it all from family fun and kid-friendly entertainment, to adult playgrounds and movie theaters. Discover just how rich the city is by scrolling below to find out the attractions around you.

Click on any attraction to get directions. You can also click on each category to find even more things to do. From outdoor fun to indoor mystery – nothing compares to the excitement that awaits you. With all our options, you’ll wish that days lasted longer!

The Kern County Museum

The Kern County Museum

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The Fox Theater

The Fox Theater

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Bakersfield Home and Garden Show

Bakersfield Home and Garden Show

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Rio Bravo Country Club

Rio Bravo Country Club

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Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender

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Reading Cinemas Valley Plaza 16

Reading Cinemas Valley Plaza 16

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Buena Vista Museum

Buena Vista Museum

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Rabobank Arena

Rabobank Arena

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The Goose Bar and Grill

The Goose Bar and Grill

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Mountain & River Adventures Rafting & Camping

Mountain & River Adventures Rafting & Camping

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Valley Plaza Mall

Valley Plaza Mall

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Kern River Parkway Trail

Kern River Parkway Trail

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Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

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Local Resources in Bakersfield, CA

When you’re visiting a city or are new to the area, finding information on local resources might be hard. You may find yourself in need of airport information, food banks, local radio and TV stations, hospitals, churches or even schools in the area. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Our local resources include universities, colleges and school districts; local government services and branches; hospitals, clinics and urgent care services; local news stations and newspapers; airports and trains; and local utilities – cable and internet services, natural gas, electric, water and cell phone services.

Anything you might need while you travel or when you first get established in a new city, we have in our "Local Resources" tab at the top of the page. Click on the category you’re looking for to find countless options to suit your needs.

Bakersfield City School District

Bakersfield City School District

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City of Bakersfield

City of Bakersfield

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Physicians Plaza Surgical Center

Physicians Plaza Surgical Center

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The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield Californian

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The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield Californian

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Meadows Field (BFL) Airport

Meadows Field (BFL) Airport

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Verizon

Verizon

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